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Extra python libraries for scaffolding server scripts.

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extra python modules for server script scaffolding

This is a work in progress. Use at your own risk.

ext_pylib is a group of submodules that are useful scaffolding for other larger projects. I began developing it after noticing how often I was repeating several patterns for server scripts. It works well for building server scripts.

Installing and Including in projects

Installing ext_pylib

$ git clone
$ cd <project directory>
$ pip install -e .

Running Tests

$ cd <project directory>
$ py.test


Domain Module


Files Module

A class to manage and create files. Also includes three mixin classes Parsable, Section, and Template.

Section Mixin

The Section mixin adds methods useful for processing template section files. A section file is a template of a configuration file that only represents a particular section of that file. It begins and ends with a delineator

For example:

content here...

A use case would be how WordPress delineates a particular section of the htaccess file in its root directory with a start line and an end line. This is a section of the full htaccess file and could be managed by a Section mixin.

Template Mixin

The Template mixin adds a method useful for processing a regular template file: apply_using(). It assumes that the file contains placeholder text to be replaced by actual data. The placeholders and actual data are passsed into the method as a dict. The resulting data is returned (presumably to be saved in another file.) #### Parsable Mixin

The Parsable mixin adds a method useful for parsing (presumably) configuration files. It takes a dict of attribute names and regexes to be used. When setup_parsing() is called, a dynamic property is created for getting and setting a value in based on the regex.

Password Module


Prompt Module


User Module


Soli Deo gloria.

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